Regional Accent M-Word Thing, As Seen at Pandemonium's LJ
As Pandë cautions, this is aimed mostly at U.S. speakers, having specifically selected words that vary in usage or pronunciation in different parts of the U.S., but no matter where you come from, if you want to play, record and upload the results using Vocaroo.
1. Your name and/or username:
2. Where you're from: (As specific or as generalized as you wish, depending on your level of comfort)
3. The following words: aunt, roof, route, wash, oil, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminum and herbs.
4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
6. What do you call gym shoes?
7. What do you say to address a group of people?
8. What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
9. What do you call your grandparents?
10. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
11. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
12. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
And here are my answers:
Record music and voice >>
A notable of the Baltimore accent that is missing: A sink is called a zink. ("I warsh dishes with wooder in the zink.") A couple of grammatical notes: The second-person plural is yous. ("I gave a gift to yous two.") The past-tense of see is not saw but seen. ("I seen the season finale last night.") I personally use none of them, but they're fairly common.
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